What's on

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Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell & Pressburger

Screenings throughout November & December

We are delighted to be part of this major BFI season celebrating the films of Powell and Pressburger, bringing a rich catalogue of their visually stunning and often-controversial movies back to the big screen.

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Christmas Classics

Screenings throughout December

Warm your heart with our selection of seasonal classics including Scrooge, White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life, plus more gems to discover.

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Cinema Bambino

Every Thursday, 11.30am

Find out more about our Baby Friendly screenings, taking place every Thursday at 11.30am. All tickets £5.

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Festive Family Favourites

Throughout December

A collection of joyous family favourites to enjoy over the festive period with your nearest and dearest.

/ Exhibition

Virtual Textual

Fri 6 Oct – Sun 17 Dec

Virtual Textual explores the digital aspects of game-based poetry, bringing together artists from across the globe in an exhibition that champions innovative, but also careful uses of technology.

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French Film Festival UK 2023

Sun 5 Nov – Tue 5 Dec

We're delighted to once again join the national tour of the French Film Festival UK, bringing you the best in new and classic French cinema, with many titles not screened in the UK before.

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CAS: Leicester Computer Art Pioneers

Thu 2 Nov – Sun 30 Jan | Café Bar, FREE

In partnership with the Computer Arts Society, this new exhibition explores Leicester's computer art history from the 1960s to the 1990s, and features work by eight pioneering artists who lived and worked in Leicester during this time.

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Christopher MacInnes: Terra regis / terra neminis (2023)

Until 17 Dec

Phoenix and Off Site Project are excited to announce the launch of Christopher MacInnes’s Terra regis / terra neminis (2023), a new media-wall artwork responding to the current Virtual Textual exhibition.

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Mami Wata 12A

Mon 4 – Thu 7 Dec

Winner of the Jury Prize for Cinematography at Sundance 2023, Mami Wata infuses West African folklore with mesmerising monochrome visuals and crime thriller vibes.


Christmas Wreath Workshop 16+

Tue 5 Dec, 6.30pm | Tickets available now

We've teamed up with our friends Thistle & Rose for a special festive workshop where you’ll learn how to use seasonal foliage and natural materials to make your own original wreath to take home.

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The Taste of Things 12A

Tue 5 Dec, 7.30pm

Starring Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel, France’s entry for the 2024 Oscars is a mouthwatering and sensual romance set almost exclusively in the kitchen of chateau in 1885.

/ Christmas Classics

Scrooge U

Wed 6 Dec, 1.45pm & 6.15pm | Fri 22 Dec, 1.15pm & 6pm

Curmudgeonly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) has no time for the whimsy and sentimentality of Christmas. But Scrooge’s ways are forever changed when on Christmas Eve he is visited by three spirits - the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

Access Cinema

Regular screenings for people with differing access needs, to give all our customers the chance to enjoy a great cinema experience.

Audio described screenings

For our customers who are blind or have slight loss, many films now come with audio description, where a recorded narrator describes the on-screen action during gaps in the dialogue.

Autism friendly

For children and adults on the autistics / Asperger’s spectrum, these screenings have reduced sound levels, partially raised lighting, no trailers and freedom to move around.

Descriptive subtitles

For anyone who is deaf or has hearing loss, we show subtitled versions of the latest English language movies in our main cinema screens.

Phoenix Leicester

Phoenix is Leicester’s centre for independent cinema, art and digital culture. Films and art deserve to be experienced somewhere special – which is why the whole Phoenix team works hard to make Phoenix a place where everyone can feel welcome and inspired.

Following a multi-million pound expansion, Phoenix now boast four state-of-the-art cinema screens, and shows everything from micro-budget independent films to the latest Hollywood blockbusters, plus film festivals and special events. And as an independent venue, the team handpicks Phoenix’s cinema programme specifically for Leicester audiences, so you’ll see things at Phoenix that aren’t screening in any other local cinemas.

With two superb galleries, Phoenix’s digital art programme presents exciting and innovative work by local and international artists; and short courses, workshops and activities provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about and create their own film and art.

Our newly opened Café Bar offers a stylish and comfortable place to see friends and relax over a meal and drinks, or meet with clients and catch up on some work.

Phoenix believes that film and art have the power to enhance lives, and for many customers Phoenix staff make the difference. With a clear passion for their work, you’ll find many are studying film or art locally, or are involved in the wider creative community Phoenix attracts.

And as a local charity, all earnings go back into developing Phoenix’s creative programmes, enabling them to reach out to more people.

We hope to see you soon.